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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

By Michael Andrew Muslim students at Auckland University of Technology have praised the gestures of kindness they have received from fellow students and the New...

Stephen Colbert's satirical programme The Late Show featured NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's exchange with US President Donald Trump. Video: CBS The Late Show Pacific...

By Michael Andrew Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic. Professor...

By RNZ More than 50 New Zealand companies are considering pulling ads from Facebook because it allowed a livestream of the Christchurch massacre last Friday. Some...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Auckland freelance journalist, Michael Andrew, who is completing his postgraduate journalism diploma at Auckland University of Technology, has been appointed...

Television tribute to Roland Oldham in French. Video:Polynésie la 1ère By RNZ Pacific French Polynesia's leading advocate for the victims of France's nuclear weapons tests has...

By Mong Palatino in Manila Several media groups in the Philippines marked the World Day Against Cyber Censorship this week by holding a protest to...

By Jeremy Rose of RNZ Mediawatch Seven senior New Zealand journalists spent a week in Hawai'i late last year and produced just one story between...

By Fitria Chusna Farisa in Jakarta The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has called on the Indonesian police to release Jakarta State University lecturer Robertus...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua Regional Police public information head Assistant Superintendent Suryadi Diaz is asking all parties not to dramatise or make a big...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Free West Papua Campaign has welcomed the call by the United Nation’s human rights experts for "Prompt and impartial investigations...

In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, Vice embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to where they were born...

An updated trailer for the short documentary Banabans of Rabi. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Banabans of Rabi - A Story of Survival, a short documentary by...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan people will not take part in Indonesia's 2019 presidential and legislative elections, say the Indonesian People's Front for West...

By Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta Fake news and hate speech are inundating Indonesia on and offline with the country’s general election just two months away...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Timor-Leste Press Union has protested in front of the Philippine Embassy in the capital Dili in solidarity with indicted Journalist...

Rappler publisher condemns Duterte government's "abuse of power". Video: ABS-CBN By Iris Gonzales in Manila The Philippine press has seen many dark days but Maria Ressa’s...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday's arrest of Maria Ressa, editor of the independent...

By RNZ Pacific A short documentary which highlights the risks of being a journalist in Indonesian-ruled Papua region (West Papua) has won an international film...

By Mata'afa Keni Lesa, editor of the Samoa Observer It’s all happening in Samoa today. For such a small country, there really is no dull moment. With...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Samoan anti-government blogger Malele Paulo has been arrested, reports RNZ Pacific. Malele, who uses the pseudonym "King Faipopo", was held in police...

Anote's Ark trailer By RNZ Pacific A Canadian film about climate change in Kiribati and the Pacific has won the top prize at the 16th Pacific...